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2018 BMW M5 (F90) Touring with 600 hp rendered for your pleasure

While the reveal of the 2018 BMW M5 (F90) has been met with plenty of applause, there are a number of people who want a much wider trunk space from this model on top of the hot sedan's updated look, more powerful engine and new performance features like shifting from an all-wheel to a rear-wheel drive.

But since the Bavarian company has not come up with that yet, an artist from X-Tomi Design has rendered one. And what was created looks like a facelifted M5 Touring. It was back in 2007 when BMW last offered a Touring version of the M5, when it was released with the E61. Also, back then the company did not produce that many units of the M5 Touring, and the variant did not even reach US soil. Since then, BMW has skipped the touring trim in the last generation F10.

This is why we think that this rendering should encourage BMW to produce a Touring variant, which would make a lot of customers more satisfied. Under the hood of the 2018 M5 is a 4.4 liter V8 that produces as much as 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton metres) of torque. This powertrain lets it hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.4 seconds, before reaching its top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour). This can even be maxed out to 189 mph (305 mph) sans the limiter.

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BMW Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Edition 99 is a more powerful limited edition B4 S

Alpina is releasing a new limited edition model that is essentially a more powerful and more appealing re-creation of the BMW 4 Series. This is the new BMW Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Edition 99, which would be sold either as a convertible and coupe versions, with deliveries set next year. As its name indicates, only 99 examples of the Edition 99 will be built.

This new BMW Alpina B4 S Biturbo Edition 99 is a limited edition model of the Alpina B4 S, which was derived from the BMW 4 Series. However, the B4 S is even more powerful and more dynamic than the high performance iteration of the 4 Series – the M4 Coupe. The Coupe version of the Edition 99 can be availed either as rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive (left-hand drive only). The Convertible model of the Edition, meanwhile, is configured as a rear-wheel drive.

While the 3.0-liter straight-six turbocharged engine of the M4 delivers 431 hp of output, the 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six mill inside the B4 S offers up to 440 hp (324 kW). It also delivers 442 lb.-ft. (660 Nm) of torque, allowing the B4 S to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.2 seconds for the standard rear-wheel-drive configuration, or 3.9 seconds with the all-wheel drive version.

Read the entire article BMW Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Edition 99 is a more powerful limited edition B4 S

BMW 8 Series is finally here, with 523 horsepower from its biturbo V8

It seems like we are reporting about BMW cars every week. And this week, we are going to talk about the BMW 8 Series, because first, we have been waiting for its arrival, and second, it comes with a handful of technology, as well as two engine options. Therefore, there is no excuse that we don’t talk about this.

Overall, the production 8 Series looks like a toned down version of last year’s concept. The production model now has a long, low nose with a narrow take on BMW’s kidney grille. The hood then continues to a double bubble roof that flows back to a gently sloping tail. Large trapezoidal tail pipes dominate the view from the rear end.

LED headlights come as a standard feature, but these can be upgraded to laser lights. To cut down on weight, buyers can then spec a carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and there’s an available Carbon Package that uses CFRP for parts like the mirror caps, intakes, rear spoiler and diffuser.

Read the entire article BMW 8 Series is finally here, with 523 horsepower from its biturbo V8

X-Tomi’s rendering of Mercedes-Benz A-Class Wagon is a stylish Shooting Brake

Mercedes-Benz has published images of the new A-Class hatchback and sedan models, together with spy shots of the B-Class, CLA, GLA and the GLB. But one thing we have not seen yet is the CLA Shooting Brake. While we’ve heard rumours that the swoopy wagon won’t be renewed, we think that the opposite is true.

In January 2017, Autocar heard from Mercedes’ sales and marketing boss, Britta Seeger, that the wagon will be getting a second generation version. There has been no retraction so we take that as a signal that we will soon see a new generation of the CLA SB. Nevertheless, we regret to say that the larger model, the CLS Shooting Brake, has been terminated due to low demand.

It is true that a lot of people have a thing for wagons, but the number of people who are shifting to crossovers and SUVs are significantly more, and really, automakers will just have to head towards the direction where their business will flourish. This is also why we should be glad that Mercedes-Benz is still giving the CLA Shooting Brake a second generation model.

Read the entire article X-Tomi’s rendering of Mercedes-Benz A-Class Wagon is a stylish Shooting Brake

Good news for those who have been patiently waiting for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe new luxury sports car. Soon enough, the 8 Series Coupe will be hitting the streets as a final model. Right now, BMW is already on the final stage of the series production development process for the 8 Series Coupe, and the carmaker will be offering an M-flavored model in the guise of the new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe.

Just being clear, BMW has yet to officially unveil the second generation of the BMW 8 Series, as the German premium carmaker is currently holding driving dynamics tests in Wales, which are fully dedicated to the final coordination of all drive and suspension systems. These tests are being carried out also to ensure that new 8 Series Coupe does not only offer remarkable racing performance but also long-distance ride comfort.

In terms of performance, the new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe could be considered as an embodiment of the true potential of the 8 Series Coupe. The perfect recipe of different dynamic elements -- such as a completely redeveloped V8 engine, state-of-the-art intelligent four-wheel drive technology, Integral Active Steering, an active rear axle differential lock, and adaptive M suspension Professional with active roll stabilization – allows the new M850i xDrive Coupe to blend superb levels of sportiness and comfort.

Read the entire article It’s official! Here are some details of the new 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe

Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has taken the wraps off its latest creation – a new midsize premium wagon (estate) dubbed as the new 2019 Volvo V60. Volvo intended the V60 to be a family all-rounder, underscoring its position as a carmaker with the tradition of producing good-looking yet practical cars.

To strongly deliver the message that the new V60 is a family all-rounder, Volvo went for an unconventional yet persuasive manner of introduction. Instead of unveiling the new V60 at a motor show or at an auto-related event, the carmaker revealed the new premium wagon at the driveway of an up-market villa in the suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden. It was driven into the driveway – where it really belongs -- by Lex Kerssemakers, Volvo’s senior vice president for the Europe, Middle East, Asia region. This way, Volvo was able to send a clear message that the new V60 is designed to cater to the needs and wants of modern family.

As introduced, the new V60 is underpinned by Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform that also underpins the new XC60 and four top-of-the-line 90 Series cars. So far, the V60 is the smallest and lightest vehicle to be underpinned by this platform.

Read the entire article Elegant practicality defines newly unveiled 2019 Volvo V60 midsize premium wagon

More details have emerged about the new sixth generation of the BMW M3 just as the German premium practically announced the end of the current-gen 3 Series with the unveiling of the track-focused BMW M3 CS.

As reported by the Car Magazine, the next generation of the BMW M3 has a codename of G80. The next BMW M3 is bound to be introduced in 2021, around three years after BMW launches the new generation of the 3-Series saloon (codenamed G20) in 2018. The 3-Series saloon will be followed by the 3-Series Touring (G21) in 2019 and by the 4-Series coupe and convertible (G22/23) in 2020.

The next generation of the M3 is expected to don the tweaks implemented on the 3-Series. These tweaks are seen to include a wider track, a lower center of gravity and a longer wheelbase, as well as a more stable aerodynamic balance and more user-friendly ergonomics. Its design is expected to be expressive, with a number of unique elements to distinguish the G80 M3 from the current generation F80.

Read the entire article Next-generation BMW M3 (G80) to feature 493 bhp and an optional xDrive system

G-Power is known as one of the few BMW-tuning specialists, and they now have fresh upgrades for the newest 5 Series that is already quite powerful to begin with. What the tuner did was that they installed an additional engine control module that lets the car access more power from its engine.

Specially made for BMW’s 3.0 liter inline six diesel engine, the D-Tronik 5 V1 can help give it a major upgrade in output. To be more specific, when the M550d xDrive is tuned, it gets 59 horsepower (44 kilowatts) more than the stock model, adding up to 453 horsepower (338 kilowatts), and 74 pound-feet (100 Newton metres) more torque, totaling with 634 pound-feet (860 Newton metres). Similarly, the 540d can be maximized to 380 horsepower (283 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Nm) of torque after the upgrade, compared to the standard version which only had an output of 315 horsepower (235 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (680 Nm).

That’s not all though, there is also the Bi-Tronik 5 V1, but this time, it is for the 3.0 liter inline six gasoline fueled mill. It can push the 540i to 394 horsepower (294 kilowatts), that is 59 horsepower (44 kilowatts) more, as for the torque, it goes up by 66 pound feet (90 Nm), now hitting 398 pound-feet (540 Newton metres).

Read the entire article G-Power tunes BMW M550d’s engine for extra horsepower and torque

Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury brand, recently launched the 2018 Genesis G70 to go against German models like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. But while its rivals offer their models in wagon variants, Hyundai doesn’t have a G70 wagon variant. This is because some customers just prefer to have a little more space for their junk. To keep up with the competition, Genesis might need to have a long roof variant of its own. But how would it look? X-Tomi Design helps us imagine it.

The current G70’s design features a flowing roof that goes all the way to its sporty rear, including an integrated upward kink towards the edge of the trunk. X-Tomi Design’s rendering retains its original shape, but stretches it a little creating a longer line and some extra space in the rear. The rear end now gets a spoiler to keep its performance-oriented appearance.

At this moment, Genesis offers three options of the G70 at launch in South Korea, and they have not given any details regarding the US-spec model. The Korean version’s base trim has a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder that carries out 248 horsepower (185 kilowatts), and with the Performance Package, 251 horsepower (187 kilowatts) and 260 pound-feet (353 Newton-metres) of torque. Another option is the 2.2 liter four-cylinder turbodiesel with 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts). And for the range topping trim, you’ll get a 3.3 liter turbocharged V6 that produces as much as 365 horsepower (272 kilowatts) and 376 pound-feet (510 Nm) of torque. Customers can either opt for a rear wheel drive or an all-wheel drive.

Read the entire article X-Tomi Design renders the 2018 Genesis G70 as a wagon

This is the time of the year when automakers give us teasers and previews of their upcoming models. Now, it seems like BMW is ready to unveil the M5 (F90) after a series of teasers, spy shots and leaked photos online.

So far, we know for sure that it will be a very powerful car, as it will be equipped with a 4.4 liter biturbo V8, allowing the M5 to yield as much as 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) at 5,600 to 6,700 rpm, and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-metres) of torque. This is indeed an upgrade compared to its predecessor with only 575 hp (428 kW) and 500 lb-ft (677 Nm) of torque. This powertrain will be working with an eight-speed M Steptronic automatic gearbox, giving power to all four wheels via an M xDrive system, with an option to shift from 4WD, 4WD Sport, 2WD, or to completely turn off the stability control. It will also have a few driving modes including: Efficient, Sport, and Sport Plus.

Given that power, the M5 can now perform much better with the 0-62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) sprint, reducing it to just 3.4 seconds, before it continues on to reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kmh). But this can be pushed even further to 189 mph (305 kmh) when the limiter is removed.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW M5 (F90) is even more powerful and faster, order books will open in September

The mere thought of a Rolls-Royce wagon is quite silly. But hey, it didn’t take us long before we realized that it isn’t that hideous after seeing X-Tomi Design’s latest spinoff.

The artist derived its digital rendition from the eighth generation Phantom following the limousine’s official launch in London. Rolls-Royce did come up with wagons way back when there were no SUVs yet. Do you remember the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud from 1959 that the coachbuilder converted into a wagon? There used to be four of them. As a matter of fact, the British automaker did those conversions together with H.J Mulliner and so the idea of a Rolls-Royce wagon isn’t totally new.

“Project Cullinan” instead is now in the works and will be the first sports utility vehicle to be offered officially by the luxury carmaker. Strangely, while Rolls-Royce’s SUV prototype was being developed, several spy shots have actually revealed some close resemblances to the all-new Phantom. It only seems logical since the dimensions of the current Phantom is virtually the same as a truck. The difference is that the SUV gets to sit on a taller platform.

Read the entire article 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom Wagon rendering, does not look bad at all

Mercedes-Benz is not the company you expect to produce slow poke vehicles, and if you want more power boost then they got you covered with an AMG option. The team of tuners at Brabus takes these Mercedes-Benz releases and turns them into bolder, madder creations. Now the notable tuner has revealed its latest creation named the Brabus E-Class Wagon which is based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate.

Clients who are searching for an even edgier style can opt for new wheel designs that measure between 18 and 21 in diameter. The larger ones measure 9 inches in front and 10.5 inches at the back.

These wheels were safety-certified for the S 213 model series by independent German Technical Inspection Association TUV. Drivers can also opt to make the big wheels look more attractive by choosing Brabus' suspension turning alternative.

Read the entire article Brabus is back with a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon power upgrade

BMW has yet to officially take the wraps off the next generation of the BMW M5 high performance sporty sedan, but it has already dropped a number of juicy details that would surely make interested customers, fans and enthusiasts salivate.

First and foremost, the sixth generation of the BMW M5 will be the first BMW unit to feature the M xDrive system, a groundbreaking all-wheel drive technology that allows four-wheel drive vehicles to be as sporty as their rear-wheel drive counterparts.

Specifically, the new BMW M5 is an all-wheel drive sporty sedan as a default, but its drivetrain features a rear-biased setup. This means that the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine of the next generation BMW M5 (F90) sends power – through an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission – to the rear wheels most of the time. But when the system detects that the rear wheels transmit less or no power to the road and there is a need for more traction, the M xDrive would make it possible to send power to the front wheels as well. This transforms the new BMW M5 into a true all-wheel drive sports sedan. Since this capability is adaptive and makes use of predictive technology, the sixth generation of the BMW M5 is able to employ different drive configurations for various driving conditions.

Read the entire article New M xDrive system will debut on upcoming 2018 BMW M5 (F90)

Even as Volkswagen has just started taking orders for the VW Arteon in Germany. Arteon fanatics are already asking for a wagon variant of the Passat sedan. Some people actually prefer a long-roof version of it. It’s an awesome idea, if you ask us.

Luckily, the company admitted that they have thought of it already. In fact, as early as now, the people from Wolfsburg are referring to it as a “shooting brake”, but decided to just call it a wagon instead. Maybe so it doesn’t sound too old-school.

Don’t lose hope, guys! Elmar-Marius Licharz, Head of VW’s Full-Size Product Lines, did say that it is possible. However, from a business perspective, it will have to depend on the current Arteon’s success. If the sedan version becomes a hit, and receives a stamp of approval, then they will add the wagon to extend the lineup. So if you are reading this, then show some support if you want the wagon variant.

Read the entire article This render of a VW Arteon wagon creates buzz for new variant

Alpina had previously teased customers and fans alike with a teaser for its upcoming 2018 B5 Bi-Turbo sedan. That is not enough it seems as the company has released another teaser showing the B5, this time the Wagon version, going through mountain roads. With this, the anticipation for the new B5 has increased further prior to its official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Based on what can be gathered from the video, it appears that the new B5 will have the XDrive configuration, and if not offered as standard then a possible option. There is no word however if the brand will release the D5 at the same time as the B5. If not, then it is likely that it will be a few months before Alpina will reveal the diesel version.

With regards to power, many are saying that the B5 will hopefully have at least the same capability as that of the 4.4-liter biturbo V8 engine. This engine can deliver output of 600 hp (441 kW) with maximum torque of 591 lb.-ft. (800 Nm). For the D5, it should have power similar to what the 3.0-liter diesel engine can offer which is 345 hp (257 kW) with peak torque of 516 lb.-ft. (700 Nm).

Read the entire article Alpina reveals teaser for 2018 B5 Bi-Turbo Wagon [w/video]

For people who love Hyundai’s i30 small family car but need more space and practicality, here is good news for you: the next generation of the Hyundai i30 Tourer (also called Hyundai i30 Wagon) will be soon arriving at dealerships as the 2017 model.

Before commencing sales, the South Korean carmaker is full on its intent to officially take the veil off the third generation of the Hyundai i30 Tourer at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show scheduled next month.

But already, Hyundai has divulged some details about the 2017 i30 Tourer that it thinks would help build up interest for the small family wagon. For instance, Hyundai has revealed how large the new i30 Tourer is. Its overall dimensions measure 4,585 mm in length, 1,795 mm in width and 1,465 mm in height. When the roof rack is specified, the overall height increases by 10 mm to 1,475 mm. Meanwhile, the five-door version of the third-gen Hyundai i30 Tourer is shorter than the four-door variant at 4,340 mm. Both versions of the new Hyundai i30 Tourer boast of a wheelbase that measures 2,650 mm.

Read the entire article Hyundai unveils roomy i30 Wagon ahead of 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Barely a month before its official debut, Hyundai gave everyone a taste of what’s to come with the 2017 Hyundai i30 Wagon. Despite what little was shown, it did not disappoint as the general consensus is that the boot capacity of this latest offering is expected to be greater than the previous model.

This newest version is the third generation of this family hauler and looking at its side, it’s apparent that the roofline has been extended and the rear end redesigned. No wonder Hyundai can easily say that the capacity of the trunk is indeed larger. By how much larger? Compared to the Kia cee’d SW with a trunk capacity of 528 liters, the new 2017 i30 Wagon is expected to offer a total volume that is larger by 17 liters.

With regards to the unit that powers the 2017 i30 Wagon, it is expected to be the same as that of the one inside the five-door hatchback. Specifically, this is the 1.4-liter turbocharged gas-powered engine capable of 138 hp (103 kW) with maximum torque of 197 lb.-ft. (242 Nm). For those who think this is too much power, Hyundai is offering a 1.4-liter naturally-aspirated version that can deliver 100 hp. As if that is not enough, Hyundai is also giving customers the chance to have the three-cylinder turbocharged 1.0-liter engine with output of 120 hp.

Read the entire article Hyundai shows third generation 2017 i30 Wagon has larger boot capacity

Would you like a premium wagon that can sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and go as fast as 180 mph (290 km/h)? Then, perhaps you should turn your attention to the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon.

As you can see, the 2018 AMG E63 S Wagon isn’t your ordinary wagon. It also goes beyond being a premium wagon from Mercedes. It is a performance-laden premium wagon that boasts of a high level of practicality and roominess.

The recently unveiled AMG E63 Sedan sure is stunning both in elegance and performance. However, if you needed more space, the 2018 AMG E63 S Wagon would be a better proposition.

Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic Wagon gets official

The 2017 Detroit Auto Show (2017 North American International Auto Show) has been exciting and thrilling. Several new concepts and production vehicles were announced and unveiled, with a number of reveals proving to be stunning as well as exciting. One of these reveals is a sedan from South Korea – the new Kia Stinger that will be offered as a 2018 model.

Intended and offered as a five-occupant fastback sports sedan, the Kia Stinger was one of the highlights at the Detroit Auto Show, thanks to its one-of-a-kind GT design and the promise of power for its future endeavors. Many are already expecting resounding success for the Kia Stinger even before the South Korean carmaker has commenced its sales.

Its stunning looks perhaps could be one of the reasons why X-Tomi Design, an auto styling specialist from Tard, Hungary has chosen it as the subject of its new rendition project. Perhaps mesmerized by its evolutionary appearance, X-Tomi Design rendered not only one, but two versions of the Kia Stinger fastback sedan. In a sense, X-Tomi Design is helping us find out how Kia Stinger fastback sedan would have looked like when created as another body style – a coupe and a wagon (estate) in particular.

Read the entire article X-Tomi renders coupe and wagon versions of the 2018 Kia Stinger fastback

Skoda has implemented a significant facelift on its best-selling model, the Skoda Octavia. To be launched by the of the year, the 2017 Skoda Octavia – in its mid-cycle refresh – features new design elements both on the front and the rear, as marked by dual-faced split headlights that could be availed with the latest full-LED technology.

It also features the latest generation of infotainment systems, mid-class driver assistance systems and technologies. Available either as a saloon or an estate, the new Skoda Octavia could also be powered by any of the five TSI and four TDI engines, all boasting of high performance and low fuel consumption.

Skoda will commence sales of the refreshed Octavia by the end of the year, with initial deliveries to start early 2017.

Read the entire article 2017 Skoda Octavia given major mid-cycle facelift with new design elements